The ABA’s board has recommend Jenny Cohen of Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, OR to join the board of directors for the first time, and Kris Kleindienst, Chris Morrow, and Bradley Graham were all nominated for additional, three-year terms. Per their usual protocol, ABA vice president Jamie Fiocco of Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC is due to move up to a two-year term as ABA president, and Graham is nominated to serve as ABA vice president/secretary.
Jennifer Murphy has joined the American Psychological Association’s Magination Press as assistant marketing manager. Most recently she was marketing coordinator at Harper Collins.
The Book Industry Study Group will honor veteran consultant and innovator Mike Shatzkin with a well-deserved Lifetime Service Award at their annual meeting on April 26. BISG executive director Brian O’Leary says in the announcement: “Mike Shatzkin has dedicated his career to helping the book industry identify and solve its most pressing problems. From digital publishing to agency pricing to climate change, he has led the conversation about what’s best, and what’s next, for book publishing.” Next for Shatzkin is the release in March of his eighth book, The Book Business: What Everyone Needs To Know, written with the late Robert Paris Riger.
Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern won the 2019 ASME Award for Fiction from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
James McGrath Morris will receive the 2019 BIO Award from the Biographers International Organization. His works include Jailhouse Journalism; The Rose Man of Sing Sing; Pulitzer; and more.
Bill O’Reilly announced that he is working on a book about Donald Trump: “It is a history book. I want everybody to know that, not part of the Killing series…. Why he believes what he believes — fascinating to me. I’ve known the guy 30, 35 years.” He added, “And I’ll make one pledge: I will tell you the absolute truth in this book. This is a history book. It’s not pro-Trump, it’s not anti-Trump. It’s history.”
Separately, he tells Cindy Adams it will be published in May 2020, again by Holt. (That notwithstanding, a spokesperson for the publisher says they have not set a publication date yet.) “This is on him. Alone. The man. The human being. What he believes. His history. Background. Family. School. Friends. Thoughts. Growing up.” O’Reilly adds, “I started four months ago, working with two of the absolute best researchers. Now I have to start editing it.”